Soccer – Derry City Near Promotion

Derry City are on the verge of getting back to the League of Ireland Premier Division after rivals Monaghan United fell to a surprise defeat by Mervue United on Saturday Evening. Monaghan had been expected to beat lowly Mervue and cut Derry's lead at the top to just one point going into the final round of fixtures this weekend. On Friday Night in the Brandywell the Candystrips were held to a 2-2 draw with north west neighbours Finn Harps. Derry currently lead second-placed Waterford by three points and their goal difference is nine better.

At the Brandywell on Friday for Highland Sport was Martin Holmes, who got the reaction from both camps after the game.

Derry City Manager Stephen Kenny.

Finn Harps Manager James Gallagher.